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Honours Project : Vacant Spaces

Honours Project : Vacant Spaces

My Honours Project is a study of the forgotten places and urban dwellings of the metropolis as well as the people who occupy the vacant spaces. The idea came about from one of my many walks around Liverpool, noticing the over-abundant amount of abandoned and disused properties, seemingly laid to waste since the mass-exodus from many cities to the suburbs from the 1960s onwards. However, every government since this period has done their best to ignore these properties which remain empty, mostly because they all want new buildings in the suburbs. I’ve approached the images in several ways, trying to find which best conveys the message of abandonment, high prices and the unaffordability which, as a young family I feel it’s not possible to move into a city centre property even though most of the buildings are empty. The images were hand painted using a mixture of Acrylic's, Water Colours, Gouache and Ink washes.

architecture, Illustration, D&AD best of year winner,unleashed best in the north
architecture, Illustration, D&AD best of year winner,unleashed best in the north
architecture, Illustration, D&AD best of year winner,unleashed best in the north